Alex Katz, ‘Unfamiliar Image’, 2001, ArtWise

Signed, and numbered in pencil by Katz. Creases along the right edge, and top right of the print. An internationally known artist, this work is a prime example of Alex Katz's masterful and prolific print making tradition. Encompassing his skills as a print maker, his small but very effective color palette and a perfect example of some of his favorite subjects, people in very normal situations.

About Alex Katz

New York School painter Alex Katz developed his highly stylized aesthetic in reaction to 1950s Abstract Expressionism, finding his own distinctive resolution between formalism and representation. His brightly colored figurative and landscape paintings are rendered in a flat style that takes cues from everyday visual culture like advertising and cinema, in many ways anticipating both the formal and conceptual concerns of Pop Art. Well known for his many portraits of his wife and muse, Ada, Katz has also dedicated himself to printmaking and freestanding sculptures of cutout figures painted on wood or aluminum.

American, b. 1927, New York, New York, based in New York, New York